Pupil Premium is specific funding targeted at particular groups of pupils in order to provide additional support and resources to diminish attainment differences between these children are other groups nationally. School receives money for children who qualify for free school meals, or who have qualified for free school meals in the last six years. We also receive pupil premium for any children who are looked after.
The Staff and Governors of Wellington Primary School are committed to ensuring that provision is made which secures the learning and teaching opportunities that meet the needs of all pupils in order that they make maximum progress and reach their potential.
We ensure that appropriate provision is made for pupils who belong to vulnerable groups. This includes ensuring that the needs of socially disadvantaged pupils are adequately assessed and addressed.
We also recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for free school meals. We acknowledge that not all pupils who qualify for FSM are at risk of underachieving academically. Provision for such pupils may take the form of academic or cultural enrichment.
Pupil premium funding will be allocated following a needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups or individuals.
In 2019-20, our allocation is £256,080. This is being used to accelerate progress across the school through:
- providing additional specialist teaching support
- investing in resources which support phonics and reading
- developing strategies to improve attendance and well-being
- providing targeted therapeutic interventions and mentoring
- extending the wider curriculum and providing experiences that enrich curriculum understanding
These measures have had a positive impact on attainment and progress in all areas, but especially core subjects, across the school. Click here for more information on academic progress and our Key Stage 2 results.
Wellington Primary School will publish details of Pupil Premium spend in an annual report online, which will be updated as national data becomes available. This report aims to detail how the Pupil Premium has been used within school. Regular reports will be presented on the progress of pupils supported by Pupil Premium to the Resources and Standards Committee of the Governing Body at Wellington Primary School.
Reporting to parents
Parents will be able to obtain information on the pupil premium via the school's website. This will be updated annually, through the link below.